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by Happy Hopping
Thu May 23, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI
Replies: 7
Views: 6101

Re: Quiet high performance rig with GTX 660 SLI

Before this i had a Sapphire HD7870 which was also low power but i destroyed it after mounting a Arctic Acceloro universal gpu cooler that made my VRM's overheat... :( I thought the Arctic Acceloro guarantee your Sapphire HD7870 not to over heat? Does warranty covers anything? Is it the Accelero S1...
by Happy Hopping
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which 1500W Power Supply is the Quietest?
Replies: 85
Views: 17977

Re: Which 1500W Power Supply is the Quietest?

I think the case itself is too small, I would use much larger case to get more air inside the case. For e.g,. a NZXT Phantom 820
by Happy Hopping
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is a few silent 200 mm fan brand names?
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: What is a few silent 200 mm fan brand names?

I assume they have shorter lifetime because of the lower quality bearings they use. 200mm fans were almost always baked into bling-bling gaming cases, where hearing the stuff you paid that much for seems to be a must. And mostly you'll need some kind of eye protection to avoid being blinded by all ...
by Happy Hopping
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is a few silent 200 mm fan brand names?
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: What is a few silent 200 mm fan brand names?

Regardless, why is the MTBF of these 200 mm fans are so much lower than 140 mm fan? We are talking about 40K hr. vs. 100K hr.
by Happy Hopping
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is a few silent 200 mm fan brand names?
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: What is a few silent 200 mm fan brand names?

The case c/w those 200 mm fans build in. I compare the spec. and they are not as quiet as some other ones.

Speaking of LED light, I don't like vampire electronics, as I am an environmentalist, is there a way to turn them off? It's a total waste of electricity
by Happy Hopping
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is a few silent 200 mm fan brand names?
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

What is a few silent 200 mm fan brand names?

I went to a store and compare Antec, Spectre, NZXT, etc. to Noctua. The dB level of Noctua is so much lower than these other brands, and its CFM is much higher than these other brands. Is the data publish by Noctua accurate? Because they look really good. I also compare the MTBF of 120 mm fan of all...
by Happy Hopping
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 650 Ti Reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 8911

Re: GTX 650 Ti Reviews

Did you over clock your GTX 650 Ti ? OR did you leave it as the factory default speed of the 650 Ti?
by Happy Hopping
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 650 Ti Reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 8911

Re: GTX 650 Ti Reviews

I have been convinced by some of you to go to the GTX 650 or GTX 650 Ti w/ a Accelero passive cooler. Now, I'm happy with an non-overclock version (i.e., just regular core speed is fine) http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4474#ov but I can't find the above in North America. It se...
by Happy Hopping
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive video card without coil whine
Replies: 18
Views: 6904

Re: Passive video card without coil whine

how long were you using that card and how many mth. it has been before it starts to whine?
by Happy Hopping
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive video card without coil whine
Replies: 18
Views: 6904

Re: Passive video card without coil whine

Is there a list of video cards that are well known to cause coil whine?
by Happy Hopping
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Needs an out-of-the-box silent single slot Nvidia card
Replies: 7
Views: 4062

Re: Needs an out-of-the-box silent single slot Nvidia card

There is good reason for me to keep my XFX 7950GT with heatsink as a backup video card. :mrgreen:
by Happy Hopping
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What would be a silent PSU that has 2 x 8 pin CPU plug?
Replies: 14
Views: 6206

Re: What would be a silent PSU that has 2 x 8 pin CPU plug?

The Kingwin LZP-1000 is another contender. I found no whine/buzz on my test sample. The Seasonics all have single rails these days. Coil whine is one of those component-dependent issues that can hit any PSU. My sample of a 1000 Platinum Seasonic made no or little whine. Mike, thanks for your input....
by Happy Hopping
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What would be a silent PSU that has 2 x 8 pin CPU plug?
Replies: 14
Views: 6206

Re: What would be a silent PSU that has 2 x 8 pin CPU plug?

I have this 1 in mind after I done quite a bit of research

http://www.enermaxusa.com/psu_epm850ewt.php

How do I find out if it has 1 x single 12 V rail or not?
by Happy Hopping
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What would be a silent PSU that has 2 x 8 pin CPU plug?
Replies: 14
Views: 6206

What would be a silent PSU that has 2 x 8 pin CPU plug?

http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/14488/nEO_IMG_ws_1.jpg I am buying this motherboard that need 2 x 8 pin CPU plug on top of the regular 20 pin So far, I know that the Antec CP-1000 is silent and has 2 x 8 pin, but this item is discontinued. Antec does have Quattro 1200 and HCP 1200 that support ...
by Happy Hopping
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2874

Re: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?

I just use Nero 10 to backup my data to 50GB media. Using XW9300, 2 x single core AMD opetron 2.4GHz, it run at 5 miles / hr., I can't get anything done for 4 hr. on that blu-ray burning. Upgraded that same machine to 2 x dual core AMD Operton 2.9GHZ is better, still jerky, but I manage to get my wo...
by Happy Hopping
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Want to trade Xeon LGA 1366 to Xeon LGA 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 2163

Want to trade Xeon LGA 1366 to Xeon LGA 2011

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/6159/img5436q.jpg http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/736/img5435kn.jpg http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/3606/img5434m.jpg I have 2 x Xeon E5530, 2.4GHz along with 2 x Intel stock fans, the CPU was use normally When it was first installed around Oct. 2010, I use Arcti...
by Happy Hopping
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2874

Re: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?

I use software like wordperfect, firefox, excel, and Nero 10 for blu-ray backup, plus a few other utility software. Nero 10 use a lot of CPU power on blu-ray burning. I might play PC games in xmas, although I haven't play any PC games for quite a few yr. I only use 32 bit Win 7 Pro, so I only need 4...
by Happy Hopping
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2874

Re: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z9PED8_WS/#CPUS The above w/ 2 x 80W to 95W Xeon, although in 2 yr., when the price down, I can see myself using some 150W xeon x 2. 16 GB of RAM, 3 x SSD 2 to 3 more hard drive 2 Nvidia video card, 1 of them is GT440, the other 1, should be GT 610 1 sound card have ...
by Happy Hopping
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2874

Re: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?

I need about 6 fans of various size to add to the NZXT Phantom 820

I need a backup alternative in case their add-on fan is not quiet. Rather, I need to judge if their fan is not quiet, there is another brand I can choose to add on the Phantom case
by Happy Hopping
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2874

Is there a listing of manufacturers' fluid bearing fan?

I just want the most quiet fan, (120 mm, 140 mm, 200 mm, 230 mm), assuming that would be fluid bearing technology, so I just need a table, or some sort of listing that list out all the fluid bearing fan o f the above size
by Happy Hopping
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Talk me off the FT02
Replies: 22
Views: 7014

Re: Talk me off the FT02

When I researched this a while ago, it didn't seem that there was a definitive consensus one way or the other about the vertical orientation leading to overheating. Some people were reporting problems yes, but others were reporting no problems with even the same coolers. I just want to clarify, whe...
by Happy Hopping
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Talk me off the FT02
Replies: 22
Views: 7014

Re: Talk me off the FT02

for $150 or less, Antec performance 1 w/ triple layer material on the casing

For $250, go to NZXT Phantom 820, it supports up to 9 fans, and it's a very silent case as per the Hardocp review
by Happy Hopping
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Large HTPC case - but will a fanless CPU cooler fit?
Replies: 17
Views: 6835

Re: Large HTPC case - but will a fanless CPU cooler fit?

Vicotnik wrote:No, no expansion cards in the Streacom FC8s. My main system is actually a bit different from the system in my signature right now. I wanted to add a graphics card (a passive Sapphire HD 7750)
what's the equivalent passive on the Nvidia side? as the closest 1 I can find is the Zotac 610 GT
by Happy Hopping
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6610

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

read in between the lines, zalman themselves said you need a cooling fan. In their case, a 92 mm fan. The fan noise will be quite high as the diameter of the fan is too small They say its optional, or do you have a link with some more details ? if that block can clear the heat, then there is no nee...
by Happy Hopping
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: LGA 2011 coolers for Supermicro Xeon E5 ATX motheboards
Replies: 10
Views: 8958

Re: LGA 2011 coolers for Supermicro Xeon E5 ATX motheboards

how's the above photo been taken?
by Happy Hopping
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-L12 + NF-P14 - Temps down ~7C
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

Re: Noctua NH-L12 + NF-P14 - Temps down ~7C

can we infer from the above, that on the Noctua NH-D14, we should replace the 120 mm fan w/ 140 mm fan, so 2 x 140 mm fan can cool the CPU temperature further down?

for that matter, why doesn't Noctua do that in the first place?
by Happy Hopping
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6610

Re: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

read in between the lines, zalman themselves said you need a cooling fan. In their case, a 92 mm fan. The fan noise will be quite high as the diameter of the fan is too small
by Happy Hopping
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone have the new phantek (noctua lookalike)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: Anyone have the new phantek (noctua lookalike)?

never heard of them. No buzz from any1
by Happy Hopping
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe disappearing from US market?!
Replies: 11
Views: 6494

Re: Scythe disappearing from US market?!

what's Scythe parent co.? Is it just Scythe Japan?
by Happy Hopping
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: LGA 2011 coolers for Supermicro Xeon E5 ATX motheboards
Replies: 10
Views: 8958

Re: LGA 2011 coolers for Supermicro Xeon E5 ATX motheboards

stay away from Supermicro, their motherboard is 3 yr. parts, 1 yr. labor, whereas Asus for e.g., is 3 yr. parts & labor.